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Weapons recovered from North, East

Special Task Force (STF) troops attached to the Mullaitivu camp found a haul of explosives hidden in two places during a search operation in the Mulliyaveli Police Division on July 15.


Some of the recovered weapons

According to the Police Media Unit, the STF found 37 pressure bombs, two 60mm mortar ammunition, three RPG anti- personnel ammunition, five RPG anti-tank ammunition, seven RPG charges, one T56 magazine,one 15 kg side bomb and 2,000 T56 ammunition.

The explosives were handed over to the Mulliyaweli Police and they are conducting further investigations.

Meanwhile, Naval troops attached to the Naval Deployment Vakarai of the Eastern Naval Command recovered several explosives hidden inside an abandoned house in the Ottamawadi recently.

According to the Navy, they found one SMG T56 weapon, one magazine, mine clearing rod, a 82/2S grenade, a SFG 36 grenade and 117 7.62x39 mm ammunition inside the house.

Armed troops also recovered three 120 mm mortar bombs on Sunday during search and clear operations conducted in Sambwalei. Troops recovered one 60 mm mortar bomb and one LTTE made hand grenade from Suthanthirapuram area following a tip- off.

Demining groups recovered 44 anti-personnel mines, one 60 mm mortar bomb and one hand para from Kokkuthuduvai and the 13th mile post, Pulmudai on the same day.

They also recovered a hand grenade from the Chenkalady area.

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